Saturday, October 07, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Futurama Headed to Syfy; More American Dad to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're fully into the fall TV season, and we're already hearing about what is in development for next season. Additionally, we have news of an animated series that will soon be airing on Syfy. Let's get going!

  • Futurama had a rocky run when it aired on Fox, but it has thrived on cable since then, and now it will join the Syfy lineup next month in a non-exclusive deal. (AV Club)
  • Mindy Kaling is already ready to move on to her next project after The Mindy Project, and this time, she is hoping to return home to NBC with a single-camera comedy called Champions. (Deadline)
  • CBS All Access is developing their first sitcom, No Activity, which will star Tim Meadows. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is developing a sitcom that is based upon the life (and starring) Trae Crowder, who is known for his persona as the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline
  • It's never easy when a cast member leaves a series, but the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, a comedy about a set of quadruplets, will either need to be canceled or they'll have to "Chuck Cunningham" Dicky, as Mace Coronel has chosen to leave the series. (TVLine)
  • We assume Donald Trump will be getting up an hour earlier everyday soon, as Fox & Friends (his favorite TV show) will be expanded to an additional hour at 4 AM. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • GSN will pay tribute to the late Monty Hall, host of Let's Make a Deal, in a marathon tomorrow. (SitcomsOnline


Dynasty - The Complete Series


Who to Follow: Grant Show (Twitter), "Actor. Producer. Father. Grandfather. Animal lover."
Claim to Fame: We're continuing our "stars of the new shows" theme this week, and this week, we're looking at the star of Dynasty. No, not John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington on the original ABC series (he is no longer alive even), but Grant Show, who'll play that role on the new one that begins on The CW this week. He isn't at all new to the soap genre, as he previously had a regular role on the ABC daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope and also starred in primetime soap operas including Melrose Place, Point Pleasant, and Devious Maids. He even briefly had a sitcom role, on Accidentally on Purpose, but that series didn't go over so well. Early reviews for this series have been mixed, but we're somewhat hopeful that this could be a successful reboot worth watching given some time, especially when it is able to begin carving it's own path and storylines that deviate from the original and are more fitting in the modern era.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey guys! So sorry about the demise of Devious Maids. It was a lot of fun and I loved reading you comments." (October 8, 2016)

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, March 22

Superstore - "Target" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jeff (Michael Bunin) leaves Cloud 9 to work at Target, Garrett (Colton Dunn) leads Glenn (Mark McKinney) to believe that he's poaching other employees to go with him. In return Glenn tries to poach employees from Target. Amy (America Ferrera) goes on a double date with Dina (Lauren Ash), and Kelly (Kelly Stables) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) discuss moving in together.

A.P. Bio - "Selling Out" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) receives an offer from Miles' (Tom Bennett) publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef (Lyric Lewis) chose Mary (Mary Sohn) as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle (Jean Villepique).

Atlanta - "Money Bag Shawty" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
People act differently outside the city.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Thursday, March 22

  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch Roseanne and John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas ('Til Death/How to Make It in America) - Eddie drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie stops by Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and The Real, so check your listings. He opens up about Station 19 on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea are guests on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith is at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about Netflix's Alexa & Katie on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on the BUILD Series at 1:30pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim talks about Comedy Central's The Jim Jefferies Show on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.